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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Join our team at the National Badminton Centre

Date posted: 10 January 2022

Application closing date:  24 January 2022

Location: The National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes and remote

Term: Permanent

Working hours: Working hours: Full-time 35.58 hours per week.

Competency level: 5

Salary: £30,000-£40,000 gross per annum DOE


This is a very exciting time to join Badminton England as we roll out our new strategy, with ED & I as a top priority.

You will play a key role in translating our high-level commitment to be the nation’s most accessible, diverse and inclusive sport through an unrelenting focus on equality, diversity and inclusion into delivery of our roadmaps, achieving transformative outcomes over the next few years. The successful candidate will lead cross-NGB teams collaborating to ensure that we tackle inequalities, deliver against actions we have committed to and identify actions required for areas of further improvement. The successful candidate will understand the equalities landscape, particularly in the sport sector context, and possess the leadership and facilitation skills and passion to support and take our work forward.

The role of this individual will be to champion and embed equality and diversity practices, and to help foster an inclusive culture that represents our values. The individual will also work closely with Senior Management to develop initiatives to promote diversity and play an essential role in in shaping and enhancing policies and operational plans in relation to both staff and service delivery.

So, who are we?

Badminton England is the organisation for all things badminton in England for everyone who wants to get involved whatever age, ability, or gender. Our people love playing, watching, and supporting badminton. We want everyone in England to do the same and become part of the badminton community, whether as a player, coach, volunteer, or fan. With over a million players playing every month, badminton is the nation’s most played racket sport and the sixth biggest sport overall. We want to inspire everyone to play more, support louder and love badminton, from this generation to the next.

The unique qualities of badminton make it accessible and enjoyable for anyone and everyone. And we work collaboratively with our partners and stakeholders to provide traditional and innovative opportunities for all to be involved, from primary school programmes to adult social badminton, from clubs to counties, and from our world class coaching development to our major events delivery.

With Olympic success at the heart of our ambitions, we are investing our knowledge and expertise to build a quality future for our sport by strengthening and evolving the domestic game and developing talent to achieve success on the international stage, inspiring the next generation of players and fans.

Our Vision

To be one of the Nation’s most popular and inclusive sports and consistently win medals at World, Olympic and Paralympic level

Our Values

  • Focus – pursuing goals with clarity, drive, and determination
  • Ambition – striving to attain excellence with motivation and passion
  • Courage – having the confidence to evolve by making the right decisions for the right reasons
  • Teamwork – understanding and respecting each other’s roles and being a supportive unified team


What’s in it for you?

We’re a truly brilliant place to work so, as you’d expect, we have some of the very best benefits around, which include;

  • We’re all about output so we have Hybrid working and flexible hours in place – it’s a full-time role (35.58 hours per week), but we understand that people have lives outside of BE – please talk to us about what you need. We can’t promise anything, but we’re open to a discussion about how we can support you.
  • This role can be performed remotely, but we’d like you to be at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes at least 2 days per week
  • Exclusive discounts and cashback options at a range of retailers and cinema tickets at great prices courtesy of Perkbox
  • Free gym membership for yourself and a partner
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Contributory Pension Scheme with employer contributions at 6.5%
  • Free tickets to Badminton events
  • Access to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with a 24/7 helpline and the opportunity to have 6 hourly sessions with a trained Counsellor for free
  • Free Car Parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • 33 days paid holiday a year, which increases to 38 days with length of service (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Training to help you develop
  • Access to our training platform with resources to develop your skills and knowledge
  • Refer a friend scheme


We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion at Badminton England. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive National Governing Body – for our staff and members, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our organisation and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I at Badminton England, click here.

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